Hello friends and family
The week began with glorious weather. It was cold and crisp, with frost in the shady places but sunny and calm too. The long weekend was quite social and I enjoyed catching up on what is happening for my friends in their busy lives.
Hiltrun arrived on Tuesday night and we enjoyed 2 busy days of penguin work. There is a lot of evidence that the penguins are feeding well at the moment and they throw up collections of bones and stones. We collect these for Chris’s diet study.
They are spending the days fishing so we only get to see them on the trail cameras. They show that the penguins move in a co-ordinated pattern of departure and return home. It is a loose arrangement and the juveniles fit right into the group as if they were proper penguins! .
Paper work dominated the week. The YEP stocktake report has been published and with 90 pages of cross-referenced bullet points I am finding it a difficult read. It requires close scrutiny. First impressions are that it will help save the penguins provided its recommendations are resourced in a timely fashion
Have a great week!